Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life, Paperback

Introduction to Buddhism : An Explanation of the Buddhist Way of Life Paperback

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Beginning with Buddha's life story, this concise guide explains the essential elements of the Buddhist way of life, such as understanding the mind, rebirth, karma and ultimate truth, and what it means to be a Buddhist.

Meditation is explained clearly and simply as a tool for developing qualities such as inner peace, love and patience.

The emphasis throughout is on the practical application of Buddhist ideas and practice to finding solutions to everyday problems.

Those interested in Buddhism and meditation will find this book a rich source of guidance and inspiration.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, paintings, drawings and photographs
  • Publisher: Tharpa Publications
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  • Category: Buddhism
  • ISBN: 9780948006708



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This is an introduction to Buddhism written by a Tibetan monk, so it is mostly about Mahayana Buddhism. It starts off with the story of the Buddha's life and enlightenment then goes on to explain the principles of the Buddhist way of life and the importance of meditation.